Tag: Lithium-ion Battery

Amputee Stearn Hodge Left To Crawl On Floor After Airline Security Confiscated Scooter Battery

An amputee man has filed a complaint before the Canadian Human Rights Commission for discrimination. Airport security officials allegedly forced him to leave the batteries of his mobility scooter even though he needed them for his trip.

Public Health May 6, 2019

Your Phone's Battery Might Not Survive Extreme Temperatures: How To Prevent It From Shutting Down

Frosty weather is here again, courtesy of the polar vortex. It’s important to keep yourself warm, but your device needs some protection from the cold, too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2019

Fluoride Used In Toothpaste Could Be Key To Longer Battery Life

The same fluoride used in toothpaste may be the future of batteries. Researchers discovered that fluoride-based batteries have a longer lifespan than lithium ions, but future work is needed to stabilize it for everyday use.

Material Science December 7, 2018

First Rechargeable Battery Uses Cheap Carbon Instead Of Lithium

A team of researchers from Australia has created the first rechargeable battery that is carbon-based instead of using lithium. The proton battery is also environment-friendly.

Energy March 12, 2018

Lenovo Recalling ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops Because Their Batteries Might Explode

Lenovo is recalling its ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop due to a loose screw found inside the machine that could cause some serious damage to the battery. The recall could affect as much as 83,500 devices.

Computers February 7, 2018

50,000 HP Laptop Batteries Recalled Over Safety Hazards: Here Are The Affected Models

HP announced that lithium-ion batteries in select notebooks and mobile workstations pose safety hazards, so it's issuing a voluntary recall. Here are the affected models and what to do.

Computers January 6, 2018

Thanks, Elon Musk: Australia Turns On Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery In The World

Elon Musk's largest lithium-ion battery installation in South Australia is now up and running. The clean energy project is set to provide power to not less than 30,000 homes across the region.

Business Tech December 2, 2017

Cryo-EM Captures Atomic Images Of Finger-Like Growths That Cause Batteries To Blow Up

Using cryo-EM to take atomic level images of dendrites, researchers were able to study more closely the finger-like growths that can cause batteries to blow up. Here's what they discovered:

Energy October 28, 2017

Samsung, Traumatized By The Galaxy Note 7, Looks To End Exploding Batteries Once And For All

Samsung, still hurting from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, is working on solid-state batteries to replace the notoriously unstable lithium-ion batteries. Will the technology be ready in time for the Galaxy S9?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 1, 2017

Tesla Honored As 2017’s ‘Battery Innovator Of The Year’ At The International Battery Seminar

International experts in the field of battery research recognized Tesla’s contributions and cutting-edge innovations in battery technology. Tesla exec and battery expert says it’s all about implementation.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Tesla Batteries Get 35 Percent Cheaper At $124/kWh Thanks To Model 3 EV, Gigafactory

Tesla appeared to have achieved a breakthrough in the production of its battery packs. Through its Gigafactory, it is able to take advantage of the economies of scale to drive down cost.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

Harvard Researchers Develop Liquid Battery That Can Last For 10 Years

Unlike currently available lithium-ion batteries that could become useless after a few years of heavy use, the new flow battery Harvard researchers developed can last for more than 10 years. What's behind the battery's long cycle life?

Energy February 14, 2017

Researchers Develop Lithium-Ion Battery That Will Not Catch Fire: Too Late For The Samsung Galaxy Note 7

One of the biggest problems in modern consumer technology is exploding lithium-ion batteries. To address the issue, researchers have created a version of the battery that will not catch fire.

Gadgets January 17, 2017

You're Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way: 7 Charging Mistakes That Affect Battery Life

Smartphone batteries last longer when users know how to charge them correctly. It is not yet too late to learn the right way.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Drone Footage Shows Tesla Gigafactory Expanding Massively

A drone video shows the impressive progress made in the construction of the Gigafactory. Tesla hopes to have the facility fully operational by 2020.

Car Tech December 26, 2016

Toyota To Finally Enter All-Electric Car Market As Engineers Have 'Tamed' Lithium-Ion Batteries

Toyota's engineers claim to have 'tamed' lithium-ion battery technology, which will allow the company to finally enter the all-electric car market. The improved batteries will first be seen in the upcoming Prius Prime.

Car Tech October 31, 2016

Tesla Tapped To Supply Power To Los Angeles: World's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Project To Be Completed By Year End

Tesla Energy, the energy solutions arm of Tesla Motors, has been tapped to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery storage project. The Powerpacks will help in supplying power to Los Angeles.

Business Tech September 17, 2016

From Hoverboards To The Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Why Batteries Are Exploding And How You Can Protect Yourself

Exploding batteries have been reported for different kinds of consumer devices, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and hoverboards. Why are they exploding, and how can you protect yourself from these fiery incidents?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 4, 2016

iPhone 6 Explodes As Cyclist Falls Off, Suffers Third-Degree Burns

Yet another iPhone 6 has exploded, causing third-degree burns on 36-year-old Gareth Clear from Sydney, Australia. The incident required him to undergo surgery and get a skin graft.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2016

Payless Pulls Jake Lighted Runner Light-Up Shoes Over Reports They May Cause Fire

A Texas family reported that the sneakers they bought from Payless caught fire. Payless has now removed the said sneakers from its stores.

Life & Style May 12, 2016

New Technology Can Potentially Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer

Scientists were able to develop lithium-ion batteries that may last a lifetime. The new technology enables batteries to last 400 times longer than usual, providing great promise to the future of energy sources.

Material Science April 24, 2016

White Graphene Enables Lithium-Ion Batteries Withstand High Temperatures

Scientists were able to discover a combined electrolyte-separator for lithium-ion batteries that can withstand high temperatures. White graphene is the component that enables the compound to perform efficiently.

Energy April 14, 2016

Engineers Develop Paperlike Battery Electrode Using Combo Of Graphene And Silicon

A group of researchers are planning to make batteries perform even better. With a combo of graphene and silicon, they’ve made a paperlike battery electrode.

FUTURE TECH April 2, 2016

Environmentally Friendly Battery Burns Carbon Nanotubes To Generate Power

MIT researchers developed a system for generating electricity sans use of toxic materials such as lithium. The carbon nanotube-based power system uses ordinary table sugar as combustible material to produce power.

Energy March 15, 2016

Battery Technology Could Transform Seawater To Freshwater

The technology that charges batteries could be key in turning salt water to fresh water. Sodium-ion battery technology, while still in its early phases, emerges as a potential key in cost-effective energy solutions.

Animals February 6, 2016

Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes Created Using Bee, Cattail Pollens

Bee and cattail pollens could be used to create a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, according to researchers from Purdue University. How were they created?

Animals February 6, 2016

New Lithium-Ion Battery Won't Overheat And Catch Fire

A new lithium-ion battery automatically shuts down when its temperature gets too high and then powers back on when it has cooled down. The technology can help prevent explosions and other accidents linked to overheating batteries.

Energy January 12, 2016

Can Charging Cases Shorten A Smartphone Battery's Lifespan?

With Apple just announcing its Smart Battery Case, we explore whether charging your smartphone's battery all day hurts overall battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 11, 2015

Prototype Sodium-Ion Battery About On Par With Early Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yes, sodium like salt. Not that the batteries are filled with salt — that'd be gross.

FUTURE TECH December 4, 2015

Microsoft’s Smart Batteries Save Power By Learning How You Use Your Laptop

Microsoft is working on a laptop battery system that understands your habits and lasts considerably longer. The project is referred to as "Software Defined Batteries."

Computers October 6, 2015

Researchers Turn To Portabella Mushrooms To Develop New Battery

Researchers looking for a greener, more affordable alternative to graphite in lithium-ion batteries may have found what they are looking for in portabella mushrooms.

Energy October 1, 2015

Samsung's New Graphene Technology Will Double Life Of Your Lithium-Ion Battery

Could mediocre battery life in smartphones finally see an improvement in the near future?

FUTURE TECH June 29, 2015

Tesla Model 3 Will Be Both A Sedan And A Crossover

Tesla's Model 3 will include a crossover and a sedan. The car is expected to launch in 2017, costing just $35,000 - which is far less than the company's Model S vehicle.

FUTURE TECH June 17, 2015

New Imaging Method For Batteries Could Herald New Age Of Renewable Energy

A new X-ray imaging technique could assist researchers in developing a new generation of batteries, solar cells, electric cars and more. What new secrets have now been revealed about lithium-ion batteries?

April 21, 2015

Google X Team Focuses On Battery Technologies For Future Devices

Google has a small team that is focused on developing battery technology to be used in the company's future consumer devices, such as the Google Glass, one report claims.

Geek April 11, 2015

Dyson Backs Battery Startup That Can Give Your Smartphone Twice Its Current Battery Life

Dyson invests $15 million in a venture on new battery with startup company Sakti3. The new battery promises to deliver twice the battery life of present-day smartphones and an increase in the driving mileage of electric cars by up to 600 miles.

Business March 16, 2015

Apple Wants To Settle Poaching Lawsuit Filed By Electric Car Battery Maker A123 Systems

The report comes amidst rumors that Apple is developing its own electric vehicle to compete with Tesla.

Legal March 4, 2015

New Electrolyte Solves Problem Of Limited Battery Power

Lithium batteries that are both more powerful and more efficient could result from newly developed electrolyte, researchers say. Problems of internal short circuits that shorten battery life could be a thing of the past, they say.

Energy February 26, 2015

'Bulletproof' Battery Taps Kevlar For Fire Prevention Features

Researchers have found a way to protect batteries from internal fires using the same material that can stop bullets. The bulletproof batteries could prevent fires like those that grounded the Boeing 747 Dreamliner in 2013.

FUTURE TECH January 28, 2015

Best Ways To Preserve Battery Life For Android Phones

Get the best out of your Samsung Galaxy or Note battery life by using these power-saving tips because if you are anything like the rest of us, you live on your smartphone.

Geek January 15, 2015

Graphene Wrap Improves Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Goodbye, Lithium-ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries may be the trend now, but they could soon be a thing of the past with a new discovery that can make lithium-sulfur batteries mainstream.

FUTURE TECH December 20, 2014

Lighweight, graphene-based supercapacitors may boost power and range of electric cars

Researchers have developed a new thin, light and flexible graphene-based supercapacitor that can be embedded in a car’s body and used to improve the car’s performance.

FUTURE TECH November 10, 2014

Panasonic powers up with CG-320 battery: A really tiny lithium ion battery ideal for wearables

The demand for rechargeable batteries that would suit wearable devices has prompted Panasonic to create the new pin-shaped lithium ion CG-320 battery. With a length of 200mm and a diameter of 3.5mm, the CG-320 battery is the smallest of its kind in the industry.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2014

Panasonic will pour $1 billion investment to Tesla's Gigafactory: Report

Panasonic will be investing a total of $1 billion in Tesla's planned "Gigafactory," with an initial $200 million to $300 million investment planned to supply required machinery to the project.

Deals July 30, 2014

Stanford scientists make lithium batteries better for future mobile devices

Researchers at Stanford discovered a new breed of lithium batteries that has longer and more lasting power. The batteries can increase a cellphone’s battery life by two to three times.

Gadgets July 30, 2014

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